Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadSteve McGrath
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

Outputs

Sort by: Date Title

Tillage practices affect weeds differently in monoculture vs crop rotation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
MacLaren, C., Labuschagne, J. and Swanepoel, P. A. 2021. Tillage practices affect weeds differently in monoculture vs crop rotation. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104795. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104795

Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2021. Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey. Environmental Modelling and Software. 135, p. 104925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104925

Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, X., Shen, J., Hedden, P., Phillips, A. L., Thomas, S. G., Ge, Y., Ashton, R. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104754

Obtaining more benefits from crop residues as soil amendments by application as chemically heterogeneous mixtures

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Struijk, M., Whitmore, A. P., Mortimer, S. R. and Sizmur, T. 2020. Obtaining more benefits from crop residues as soil amendments by application as chemically heterogeneous mixtures. Soil. 6 (2), p. 467–481. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-467-2020

Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Charteris, A. F., Mueller, C., Jansen-Willems, A., Gonzalez-Lopez, J., Bedmar, E. J., Carrillo, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 143, p. 107757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107757

Sheep urination frequency, volume, N excretion and chemical composition: Implications for subsequent agricultural N losses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marsden, K. A., Lush, L., Holmberg, J. A., Whelan, M. J., King, A. J., Wilson, R. P., Charteris, A. F., Cardenas, L. M., Jones, D.L. and Chadwick, D. R. 2020. Sheep urination frequency, volume, N excretion and chemical composition: Implications for subsequent agricultural N losses. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 302, p. 107073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107073

Long-term farmyard manure application affects soil organic phosphorus cycling: A combined metagenomic and 33P/14C labelling study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Ma, J., Macdonald, A. J., Hill, P. W., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones. D. L. 2020. Long-term farmyard manure application affects soil organic phosphorus cycling: A combined metagenomic and 33P/14C labelling study. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 149 (Article), p. 107959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107959

Soil carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur status affects the metabolism of organic S but not its uptake by microorganisms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Pan, W., Macdonald, A. J., Hill, P. W., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2020. Soil carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur status affects the metabolism of organic S but not its uptake by microorganisms . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 149, p. 107943. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107943

Environmental impacts of nitrogen emissions in China and the role of policies in emission reduction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, X. J., Xu, W., Du, E. Z., Tang, A. H., Zhang, Y. Y., Wen, Z., Hao, T. X., Pan, Y. P., Zhang, L., Gu. B. J., Zhao, Y., Shen, J. L., Zhou, F., Gao, Z. L., Feng, Z. Z., Chang, Y. H., Goulding, K. W. T., Collett, J. L., Vitousek, P. M. and Zhang, F. S. 2020. Environmental impacts of nitrogen emissions in China and the role of policies in emission reduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 378 (Article), p. 20190324. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0324

Adjusting for conditional bias in process model simulations of hydrological extremes: an experiment using the North Wyke Farm Platform

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curceac, S., Atkinson, P. M., Milne, A. E., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2020. Adjusting for conditional bias in process model simulations of hydrological extremes: an experiment using the North Wyke Farm Platform. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. 3 (82). https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.565859

Using a Crop Model to Benchmark Miscanthus and Switchgrass

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Akkari, M. E., Ferchaud, F., Strullu, L., Shield, I. F., Perrin, A., Drouet, J. L., Jayet, P. A. and Gabrielle, B. 2020. Using a Crop Model to Benchmark Miscanthus and Switchgrass. Energies. 13 (15), pp. 3942-3954. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13153942

Ants indirectly reduce the reproductive performance of a leafless shrub by benefiting aphids through predator deterrence

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Mezquida, E. T. and Acebes, P. 2020. Ants indirectly reduce the reproductive performance of a leafless shrub by benefiting aphids through predator deterrence. Plant Ecology. 221, pp. 91-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-019-00995-0

Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clark, I. M., Fu, Q., Abadie, M., Dixon, E. R., Blaud, A. and Hirsch, P. R. 2020. Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 16053. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72679-z

Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cataldi, M. P., Heuer, S., Mauchline, T. H., Wilkinson, M. D., Masters-Clark, E., Di Benedetto, N. A., Corbo, M. R. and Flagella, Z. 2020. Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation . Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 978. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10070978

A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dhanoa, D., Louro-Lopez, A., Cardenas, L. M., Shepherd, A., Sanderson, R. and Lopez, S. 2020. A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean? Atmospheric Environment. 237, p. 117500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117500

The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Evans, J. and Storkey, J. 2020. The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species. Agronomy. 10 (10), p. 1463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101463

Significant structural evolution of a long-term fallow soil in response to agricultural management practices requires at least 10 years after conversion at the aggregate level

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bacq-Labreuil, A., Neal, A. L., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S. J., Akkari, E., Zhang, X., Clark, I. M. and Ritz, K. 2020. Significant structural evolution of a long-term fallow soil in response to agricultural management practices requires at least 10 years after conversion at the aggregate level . European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13037

Changes of nitrogen deposition in China from 1980 to 2018

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wen, Z., Xu, W., Li, Q., Han, M., Tang, A., Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Shen, J., Wang, W., Li, K., Pan, Y., Zhang, L., Li, W., Collett, J. L., Zhong, B., Wang, X., Goulding, K. W. T., Zhang, F. and Liu, X. 2020. Changes of nitrogen deposition in China from 1980 to 2018. Environment International. 144, p. 106022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106022

Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rossmann, M., Perez-Jaramillo, J. E., Kavamura, V. N., Chiaramonte, J. B., Dumack, K., Fiore-Donno, A. M., Mendes, L. W., Ferreira, M. M. C., Bonkowski, M., Raaijmakers, J. M., Mauchline, T. H. and Mendes, R. 2020. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (4), p. fiaa032. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa032

Crop Sequence Generator (Version v1.0)

J - Computer programs
Metcalfe, H. 2020. Crop Sequence Generator (Version v1.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3751018

Spatial Modelling of Within-Field Weed Populations - a Review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Somerville, G. J., Sonderskov, M., Mathiassen, S. K. and Metcalfe, H. 2020. Spatial Modelling of Within-Field Weed Populations - a Review. Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 1044. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10071044

What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prout, J. M., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P., Kirk, G. J. D. and Haefele, S. M. 2020. What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio. European Journal of Soil Science. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13012

Global Research Alliance N2O chamber methodology guidelines: Recommendations for 2 deployment and accounting for sources of variability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charteris, A., Chadwick, D. R., Thorman, R. E., Vallejo, A., De Klein, C. A. M., Rochette, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Global Research Alliance N2O chamber methodology guidelines: Recommendations for 2 deployment and accounting for sources of variability. Journal of Environmental Quality. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20126

Moving Away From Limiting Similarity During Restoration: Timing of Arrival and Native Biomass Are Better Proxies of Invasion Suppression in Grassland Communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yanelli, F. A., MacLaren, C. and Kollmann, J. 2020. Moving Away From Limiting Similarity During Restoration: Timing of Arrival and Native Biomass Are Better Proxies of Invasion Suppression in Grassland Communities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8, p. 238. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00238

Spatial prediction of the concentration of selenium (Se) in grain across part of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Gashu, D., Lark, R. M., Ameded, T., Bailey, E. H., Chagumaira, C., Dunham, S. J., Gameda, S., Kumssa, D. B., Mossa, A. W., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., Young, S. D., Ander, E. L., Joy, M. R. B. ., McGrath, S. P. and Broadley, M. 2020. Spatial prediction of the concentration of selenium (Se) in grain across part of Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Science of the Total Environment. 733, p. 139231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139231

Soil health—useful terminology for communication or meaningless concept? Or both?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. 2020. Soil health—useful terminology for communication or meaningless concept? Or both? Frontiers in Agricultural Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2020326

A green eco-environment for sustainable development - framework and action

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, X., Xu, W., Sha, Z., Zhang, Y., Wen , Z., Wang, J., Zhang, F. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2020. A green eco-environment for sustainable development - framework and action. Frontiers in Agricultural Science and Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019297

Predicting the growth of lettuce from soil infrared reflectance spectra: the potential for crop management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Breure, T. S., Milne, A. E., Webster, R., Haefele, S. M., Hannam, J. A., Moreno-Rojas, S. and Corstanje, R. 2020. Predicting the growth of lettuce from soil infrared reflectance spectra: the potential for crop management. Precision Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-020-09739-x

Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kao, M., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Kendall, N. R., Buss, H. L., Warren, H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2020. Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants. Advances in Agronomy. 164, pp. 161-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2020.06.004

Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Deledalle, F. and Storkey, J. 2020. Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics. Ecology. p. e03167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3167

Spatial and Temporal Stability of Weed Patches in Cereal Fields under Direct Drilling and Harrow Tillage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Izquierdo, J., Milne, A. E., Recasens, J., Royo-Esnal, A., Torra, J., Webster, R. and Baraibar, B. 2020. Spatial and Temporal Stability of Weed Patches in Cereal Fields under Direct Drilling and Harrow Tillage. Agronomy. 10 (4), p. 452. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10040452

Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Watts, C. W., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R. and Binley, A. 2020. Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat . Near Surface Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12107

Long-term agricultural research at Rothamsted

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Glendining, M. J. and Powlson, D. S. 2020. Long-term agricultural research at Rothamsted. in: Bhullar, G.S. and Riar, A. (ed.) Long-term Farming Systems Research - Ensuring Food Security in Changing Scenarios Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science. pp. 15-33

Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McGrath, S. P. 2020. Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants. New Phytologist. 226 (5), pp. 1225-1227. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16575

Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, D., Gao, Y., Li, M., Sturrock, C. J., Gregory, A. S. and Zhang, X. 2020. Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses . Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04592-3

Long-term analysis from a cropping system perspective - Yield stability, environmental adaptability, and production risk of winter barley

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macholdt, J., Styczen M. E., Macdonald, A. J., Piepho, H-P. and Honermeier, B. 2020. Long-term analysis from a cropping system perspective - Yield stability, environmental adaptability, and production risk of winter barley . European Journal of Agronomy. 117, p. 126056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2020.126056

Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Wang, D., Sun, X., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2020. Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 144, p. 107760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107760

Physical properties of a sandy soil as affected by incubation with a synthetic root exudate - strength, thermal and hydraulic conductivity, and evaporation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, W., Gao, W., Whalley, W. R. and Ren, T. 2020. Physical properties of a sandy soil as affected by incubation with a synthetic root exudate - strength, thermal and hydraulic conductivity, and evaporation. European Journal of Soil Science. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13007

Bacterial and archaeal taxa are reliable indicators of soil restoration across distributed calcareous grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Armbruster, M., Goodall, T., Hirsch, P. R., Ostle, N., Puissant, J., Fagan, K. C., Pywell, R. F. and Griffiths, R. I. 2020. Bacterial and archaeal taxa are reliable indicators of soil restoration across distributed calcareous grasslands . European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12977

Can N2O emissions offset the benefits from soil organic carbon storage?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guenet, B., Gabrielle, B., Chenu, C., Arrouays, D., Balesdent, J., Bernoux, M., Bruni, E., Caliman, J-P., Cardinael, R., Chen, S., Ciais, P., Desbois, D., Fouche, J., Frank, S., Henault, C., Lugato, E., Naipal, V., Nesme, T., Obersteiner, M., Pellerin, S., Powlson, D. S., Rasse, D., Rees, F., Soussana, J-F., Su, Y., Tian, H., Valin, H. and Zhou, F. 2020. Can N2O emissions offset the benefits from soil organic carbon storage? Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15342